Palomar’s radio station KKSM and its students have earned two Communicator awards for audio to their collection of achievements this semester.
The winners, Palomar students P.J. Miller and Donovan Files, secured the Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for “Best On-Air Talent – Humor” and Palomar students Serena Reid, David Prochazka and Jordan Yonts earned the Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for “Radio News,” for their radio documentary “9/11 – Ten years Forward.”
The International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) sanctions and oversees awards like the Communication Awards as well as other recognition programs. Unlike the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) award, which is judged against other schools and universities, the Communicator Award was judged against entries from industry professionals.
“It’s cool because it’s not just school-wide,” Miller said. “We were in categories with big names like Howard Stern and Disney. We were even told we belong on commercial radio, so that was just really humbling.”
Files added his thoughts about winning the award.
“I feel awesome about it,” he said. “It’s something that Serena and Zeb have been pushing for us to do for a long time. For us to submit it for the first time and have our talent be recognized by others is fulfilling.”
For more information about the awards, please go to www.communicatorawards.com.